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The Beauty of Consumer Reviews

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog01/31/2019

Consumer reviews demonstrate one of the important ways that the market itself provides people with more important information in making purchasing decisions.

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The Anatomy of a Government Shutdown

Blog12/22/2018

Bureaucrats manipulate government shutdowns so that they are likely to produce the political outcomes the bureaucrats want. 

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The Tragedy of America's Entry into World War I

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/10/2018

America went to war 100 years ago for no good reason, and certainly not for the “general interest” of national security.

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The Economy: Winter Is Coming

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog08/29/2018

From the yield curve to money supply growth, there are good reasons to believe we are in the autumn of the current expansion.

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Three Non-Libertarian Books You Should Be Reading

Legal SystemMedia and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/15/2018

These three books can open up a deeper understanding of war, drugs, and human society in general.

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The Role of Calvinism in the Dutch Golden Age

World History

The Dutch Republic transformed the fervor of predestination into faith in personal destiny — and the singularly capitalistic means of getting there.

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There Was a Time When the Feds Took Habeas Corpus Seriously

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/05/2018

Lincoln's disregard for rights of due process was once highly controversial. And the old "we're at war" trick wasn't seen as a convincing excuse. 

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The Hanseatic League: An "Empire" of Commerce

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

The prosperous League had no coherent political organization, and there was no clearly defined administrative center or a system for raising taxes.
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